This year, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.’s annual signature fundraising event, Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest, generated an impressive two-day total of $93,600 raised for community and charity, bringing the seven-year fundraising total to $430,600. Someone start a slow clap. This year, 18,841 festival-goers were in attendance over the two days (Oct. 2-3), enjoying one of our favorite Canadian craft beer, delicious food, zany games, indie musicians from Canada (excellent acts like Alvvays and Fucked Up) and even Tom Green.
In fact, the photo evidence is below, courtesy of Byfield-Pitman Photography (specifically Colleen Johnson and Ben Welland), who took these amazing images. The whole event looks like a blast. Enjoy some info and stats in between photos. Big old thanks to Jennifer Beauchesne for sending these along.
The money raised at Oktoberfest this year will benefit a total of 10 local and national organizations and charities, funding their work for the years to come. The 2015 signature charities are The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Each signature charity received $10,000 from funds raised at the event, and the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society received $15,000.